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Updated January 2014

2012 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 50,191
Gender
   Male 23,148
   Female 27,043
Age
   Under 5 1,410
   5-17 2,890
   18-34 4,995
   35-64 20,124
   65-74 5,696
   75 and older 15,076

2011 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 59,225
Gender
   Male 27,077
   Female 32,148
Age
   Under 5 748
   5-17 3,729
   18-34 8,484
   35-64 23,945
   65-74 7,078
   75 and older 15,241

2010 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 56,386
Gender
   Male 27,827
   Female 28,559
Age
   Under 5 625
   5-17 3,756
   18-34 8,496
   35-64 19,756
   65-74 7,160
   75 and older 16,593

2009 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 57,458
Gender
   Male 24,990
   Female 32,468
Age
   Under 5 836
   5-17 4,282
   18-34 7,026
   35-64 22,073
   65-74 6,884
   75 and older 16,357

2008 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss

Total 54,555
Gender
   Male 24,101
   Female 30,454
Age
   Under 5 778
   5-17 3,743
   18-64 26,504
   65-74 6,284
   75 and older 17,246

Definition and scope: The term vision loss refers to individuals who reported they have serious difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses or contact lenses, as well as those who are blind or unable to see at all.

Data source: 2008 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates; 2009 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates; 2010 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates; 2011 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates; 2012 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates. www.census.gov/acs/www/

Comparing American Community Survey 1-year data with other data: Generally, American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates can be compared with other ACS 1-year data. However, since ACS variables change over time, some areas and subjects must be compared with caution, or not compared at all. In this instance, the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 ACS 1-year estimates are comparable because the vision loss variable was written the same in the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 ACS instruments.

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